Binn Bunny Goes Green

Binn Bunny Goes Green

**

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

The inhabitants of Wayward Wood are desperate to win the Wood Of The Year conversation. They've all worked really hard cleaning up and improving their patch of forest. All except for Binn Bunny, that is. In keeping with his leather jacket and mohican, he prefers riding around on his bike and strumming his guitar. Maybe he could change with the love of a good woman, but in the meantime he's creating chaos that could ruin the other animals' plans.

Binn Bunny Goes Green is a simplistic morality tale (even for a film made by children) with not much new to say. It does, however, have some nice touches. The story is brought to us by a buzzing reporter for the Bee Bee Cee and a stag beetle takes a leading role - insects are people too.

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The plasticine animation here is delightful, not least for its flaws. In places it slips out of sync with the voices, giving this otherwise conventional story something of a grindhouse feel. Occasionally food in the cafe where the animals gather moves about by itself, as if it were trying to escape. When fire breaks out, coloured tissue works effectively to create a different tone.

Binn Bunny Goes Green is a good first effort and has a degree of charm despite its limitations. There's certainly some talent here worth developing further.

Reviewed on: 18 May 2012
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The inhabitants of Wayward Wood work hard in an effort to win the Wood Of The Year competition.

Director: Various

Year: 2009

Runtime: 7 minutes

Country: UK

Festivals:

Southside 2012

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